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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has refuted media reports which allege that the Federal Ministry of Finance is blocking verified payments to marketers.
According to the Minister, the Finance Ministry made the N161.6 billion supplementary budget for subsidy payments which had been approved by the National Assembly available to the Central Bank of Nigeria since December 31, 2012.

The payments are presently going through the CBN’s processes which include the conversion of the dollar equivalent from the Excess Crude Account and will be concluded soon. She confirmed that payments totaling N94 billion have been verified for 23 marketers who will be paid in the next few days.

“We are committed to paying all companies who deserve to get subsidy payments just as we will not pay undeserving firms. That is the mandate we have from the President”, Dr Okonjo-Iweala declared.

Paul C Nwabuikwu
Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance.

*Photo Caption - Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Higher National Diploma (HND) is obtained from Polytechnic schools, while Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) is obtained from Universities. 

Polytechnic students in Nigeria have suffered due to unconstitutional dichotomy created by some disgruntled occultists in Nigeria for their own selfish interest. This act has gradually killed Nigeria technical education and caused this country more harm than good.

Some of these Discrepancies are as follows:
a)    Inequality in salary Grade Level (HND:GL 07 & BSc:GL 08).
b)    Security personnel; Bsc (Commissioned), HND (Non-commissioned)
c)    Promotion; HND (maximum of GL 12), while BSc (Unlimited).
d)    Banking/Financial institutions treat HND holders like slaves.
e)    BSc holders employed as Admin staff, while HND holders are kept as cheap staff.

Some of the dangers imposed on organisations and this country at large are:
a)    Unemployment for HND holders, which has caused some of them to engage in all kinds of vices, such as; Assassination, kidnapping, Armed robbery, money ritual, etc.
b)    Nonchalant attitude in place of work.
c)    Hiding of acquired/inherent ideas that could move Organisations and Nigeria higher.
d)    Hatred among colleagues or comrades, causing each to kill one another through, poison, assassination, charm, etc.
e)    Candidates now rush and lobby for University admission, thereby killing Nigerian’s technical education which polytechnic mainly offer.

If this disparities/dichotomy must exist, the following conditions must be adopted:
a)    Educational years in polytechnic (from OND to HND) should be reduced.
b)    UTME/Post-UTME should be scraped out for Polytechnic candidates.
c)    School fees in Polytechnic should be slashed down drastically.
d)    One year Industrial Training/Attachment for polytechnic students should be scrapped.
e)    Five (5) credits SSCE requirement for admission into polytechnic should be reduced.
f)    Subjects offered in Polytechnics (both OND and HND) should be reduced.
g)    Carry-over should be scraped from Polytechnic.
h)    Theoretical exams should be dropped, while objective exams adopted for Polytechnic. 

Government should put a stop to this barbaric act because is not stated in either of the following; Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Public Service Rules, Financial Regulations, Civil Service Handbook, Federal Establishment Circulars, Schemes Of Service.

If these could not be stopped, government should scrap Polytechnic education in Nigeria to avoid further frustration of visionary/brilliant Nigeria HND graduates.

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - There are growing international concerns on the inevitable Sovereign Biafran State and what the global community should expect from this much-pronounced and soon-materializing beacon of light in this western part of the African continent. It has to be noted also that these concerns are not coming solely from outside of the Biafran territories; Biafrans alike have continually been asking amongst themselves and wondering what their expectation would eventually give birth to. And considering the ever-increasing and ever-diverging dissimilarities of the so-called “Federated Nigeria” and the consequences of its forced continuity, amongst which are: terrorism, religious intolerance, kidnappings, political/legal robberies and a general societal decay, even those who have fought and killed their supposed colleagues and friends during the 60s invasion of Biafra and the untold genocidal crimes which followed suit have not ruled out the possibility of "Solving Nigeria and the dangers of its continued, compelled oneness" through the separation of Biafra from the....... Read More
*Photo Caption - Map of Defunct Republic of Biafra 

   [ Masterweb Reports - Mysterious Deaths Rock Nollywood:  At least 20 top Nigerian movie stars have died in two years. Once reviled as ‘not classy’ and ‘not western enough’ by some Hollywood fanatics, Nigerian movies have over the years crawled into Ugandans’ hearts across all classes and stayed put. The likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Tonto Dike, Ini Edo or Ramsey Nouah, command cult followings in different parts of Africa, Uganda inclusive. So when notable Nigerian stars bow out unceremoniously, it is only natural for Ugandan audiences to join other movie lovers across the world to mourn a string of sudden deaths that have hit Nollywood, in the last two years. Since its …..Read All News Below.
Mysterious Deaths Rock Nollywood

At least 20 top Nigerian movie stars have died in two years. Once reviled as ‘not classy’ and ‘not western enough’ by some Hollywood fanatics, Nigerian movies have over the years crawled into Ugandans’ hearts across all classes and stayed put. The likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Tonto Dike, Ini Edo or Ramsey Nouah, command cult followings in different parts of Africa, Uganda inclusive. So when notable Nigerian stars bow out unceremoniously, it is only natural for Ugandan audiences to join other movie lovers across the world to mourn a string of sudden deaths that have hit Nollywood, in the last two years. Since its development about twenty years back, Nollywood has had a great impact on the shaping of Ugandan cinema. Sadly, audiences have had to come to terms with the demise of over 20 top Nigerian actors in a time span of less than two years. Polly Kamukama here lists some of the famous deaths that have rocked Nollywood since 2011:
Sam Loco Efe, 66

Prolific stage/screen thespian Efe succumbed under unclear circumstances in his hotel room at the beginning of August 2011. Police reports later suggested the actor died of acute asthma, as two canisters of ventolin inhalers were discovered at the scene.

Ugandan audiences will, nonetheless, remember multi-award winning Efe as the gap-toothed funnyman who appeared in over 200 movies in a career spanning three decades, including the unforgettable Heart of Stone, Open & Close, Husband My Foot and Away Match.
Pete Eneh, 68

Eneh’s death in November 2012 following a leg infection has largely been attributed to spiritual attacks, ironically in line with roles he excelled at in his screen characters. Doctors at a local facility opted to amputate the actor’s leg after an earlier improper treatment had left it swollen. The operation, however, soured the illness, causing his death.

Like Elebuwa, Eneh’s body is yet to be buried. Eneh is most remembered for his fatherly roles in Lonely Life, Divided Kingdom, Price of Ignorance, Heavy Rain and His Grace.
Geraldine Ekeocha, 56

Veteran screen princess Ekeocha passed away in September 2011 amid a fibroid operation. She is best remembered for her appearances in The King and the Maidens, Heavy Storm, Devine Twins and After My Heart.
David Ihezie, 70

One of the founder members of Nollywood, Ihezie died at his home in January 2012 following a short battle with Arthritis. Ugandans fondly remember him for his roles in David and Goliath, Brain Master, Player No 1 and King of the Forest.
Enebeli Elebuwa, 66

Face of Nollywood, Elebuwa died in December 2012 from a stroke he had suffered the previous year. In his quest for healing, the aging actor visited, among others, a controversial Nigerian pastor until finally being airlifted to an India hospital from where he died.
His body is due for burial sometime this month.

Burly and beardy Elebuwa was notable for his kingly gait which mostly saw him play snobbish characters. He is remembered for such films as Abuja Connection, Bent Arrows, Royal War and Lasting Love.

Ashley Nwosu, 57

Famed for playing villainous roles, Nwosu succumbed to a liver complication at a military hospital in his hometown of Yaba in April 2011. Ugandan fans mostly remember him in Endless Night, Between Two Walls, Power Brokers, Foreign Affairs, Gift from the Grave and Lagos Babes.
Enebeli Elebuwa, 66

Face of Nollywood, Elebuwa died in December 2012 from a stroke he had suffered the previous year. In his quest for healing, the aging actor visited, among others, a controversial Nigerian pastor until finally being airlifted to an India hospital from where he died.
His body is due for burial sometime this month.

Burly and beardy Elebuwa was notable for his kingly gait which mostly saw him play snobbish characters. He is remembered for such films as Abuja Connection, Bent Arrows, Royal War and Lasting Love.
Pat Edeh, 29

Young, vibrant and pretty Edeh was in December 2011 crushed to death by a fuel tanker while travelling on a motorcycle. She died on the spot. Ugandan audiences will nonetheless always remember her for her superb delivery in The High Class and To Love and Live Again.
Ahmed Alasari, 43

Comedian Alasari perished in a car crash in March 2011. The crash was reported to have been caused by a burst tyre, causing the car to veer off the road and overturn numerous times, killing him instantly. His last credit, Omo Nightclub, was a big hit in Uganda.

Source: UgandaObserver


Selena Gomez is listening to Taylor Swift's 'Red' album to cope with her ongoing relationship drama with Justin Bieber.

The 'Love You Like A Love Song' singer was left furious when Justin, 18, recently spent time with her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, 20, and has been spending time with friends listening to Taylor's album which contains break-up anthems including 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

A source told "Sel's been hanging with a lot of her friends, and her family, too. We've all been listening to Taylor's album a lot, too, and she loves it because its all about breakups." Selena was left devastated following her split from Jonas Brothers' singer Nick in 2010 after one year together and previously hit out at him for forcing her to keep their relationship hidden.

She said: "I was in a relationship previously where I had to hide everything and it wasn't my choice. I had to go through different exits and take separate cars and do the craziest things, and it just really wasn't worth it. It was like a year of my life completely wasted."

Meanwhile, friends of Selena, 20, think she should dump Justin because he constantly upsets her. One insider said: "This is why they should break up. She keeps trying and she's heartbroken. It's not working."


Zayn Malik "looks after" Perrie Edwards.

The One Direction heartthrob is dating the Little Mix singer and her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall and Leign-Anne Pinnock love Zayn because he treats Perrie so well. They told "Zayn is our favourite One Direction member because he really loves Perrie and looks after her."

Perrie previously insisted she doesn't get jealous when other girls are interested in dating Zayn. She said: "I just think it's funny. You have to trust each other. Me and Zayn are really happy. We see each other quite a lot, the only time we don't is when he's in America. It's really hard. But I trust him." She added despite their busy schedules, they make their relationship work by staying in contact regularly.

She said: "It does get hard when you don't see each other. It does make it more special when you do see each other though. "You just have to make sure you call and text each other all the time and tell each other what you've done each day and stuff." However Perrie thinks that their often long distance loves is what puts the spark in their romance. She said: "It's when you don't talk to someone that you start missing them."

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Several of our compatriots and fellow travelers have gone home to Nigerian only to meet their untimely deaths at the hands of evil people. Are the deaths caused by greedy relatives who use family politics and jealousy to justify wickedness?. Murders are not often committed by total strangers unless the inside job comes from people in the know within the family. Sometimes, these murders are perpetrated by or engineered on behalf of underachieving relatives you’ve left behind. Should your father be married to a woman or women other than your mother, you may have inherited a problem that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Money is at the root of many Nigerian relative-on-relative assassinations The more you try to uplift your uncle’s, sister’s, brother’s or step-mother’s underachieving children, the more their resentment or hatred of you grows exponentially for....... Read More
*Photo Caption - Late Ogbonnia Edoga 

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - I have a conundrum. Suppose you find yourself with two other people in a wilderness. And suppose the three of you are separated in the wilderness by an equal distance, to each other, of two kilometers apart. Then suppose there is this angel that comes with three liters of water to serve the three of you every morning. The angel comes to you and gives you a liter. The one liter is not enough for you - your daily need of water would be about two liters - but there is nothing anybody can do about the inadequacy for now because the source of water can only release just three liters in every 24 hours. Then on one occasion this angel comes to you with two liters instead of one. What would be your....... Read More
*Photo Caption - Seal of The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is the official symbol of the Nigerian President, first used in 1979 by President Shehu Shagari. 

 [ Masterweb Reports ] -For forty something years Chinua Achebe’s 2012 book, There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, remained in the works. It took him this long to write because the story is too personal and too painful to write. Biafra Genocide took place from 1966 against the Igbo and other Southeasterners (Biafrans); while the war started in 1967 and ended in 1970. Achebe finished writing about it in 2012, forty two years after the war ended or forty six years since the 1966 genocide.
The story is compacted into 334 pages. And through the author’s mastery the story is easy and gripping to read. It’s easy to read because the writer’s style is lucid and without any hint of guiles. But difficult because of the pain and missed opportunities the author and his loved ones had to and still go through. Since it is a personal narrative the writer would not bog the reader down with too many details. That, in itself, is one source of the pain of the writer.

What would he include and what would be excluded and still satisfy his conscience? So many incidents and details which are equally important crowd the author’s memory. To keep the sage from being overwhelmed, he must suspend the writing for another day.... This is how the writing got delayed for more than forty years. But finally the story is written and the world is richer as a result. And a grateful world salutes Achebe’s courage.

Biafra story is one of the most painful of all stories in history and to write from the inside is even more excruciating. Children, women and men were deliberately starved to death by the deliberate, vicious actions of federal government of Nigeria under the direction of Yakubu Gowon and Obafemi Awolowo.

Television had just become popular among households around the world and Biafra became the first TV war and what the people saw was too heartbreaking and frightening and gave the world a rude prediction of what is to come if it would do nothing to change it. Skeleton-like children and others with distended stomachs and with questioning eyes held the gaze, discomfortingly, of a spectating world in the comfort of their living quarters. The children and their parents were dying in Biafra from Harold Wilson’s Disease or kwashiorkor.

Achebe’s There was a Country is one of those very necessary stories ever written. Achebe and the rest of his gallant fellow compatriots worked tirelessly to establish his Biafran country. He played a pivotal part in that country and those of us who benefit directly from those sacrifices are forever grateful. Because of great minds, men and women of sterling character whose sinews seemed to be made of steel, Achebe’s country of Biafra worked in the face of daunting challenges and pain. But then a temporary wedge was put on the path of Achebe’s country’s march to true greatness by the combined forces of Nigeria, Great Britain, Russia (former USSR), Egypt and the Arab League. The wedge serves to delay and prolong the wistfulness of Citizen Achebe but eventually his country that was, and will still be.

Partly, Achebe waited so long to write his memoir because he was waiting for Nigeria. After the defeat of Biafra Achebe wanted Nigeria to succeed and so he waited and waited. Forty two years after he would not wait no more. Nigeria is hopeless. As soon as Achebe wrote the last word of his memoir, the last death nail was driven into the heart of Nigerian country. On that day Achebe finally carried out the last wishes of his friend and fellow citizen of Biafra, Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo. Okigbo had specifically requested in one of his poems that Achebe and others should wake him up near the sacrificial altar when the various fragments and aspects of unjust wounds inflicted on him and his fellow Biafran compatriots by Nigeria’s hatred and intolerance are counted and stitched together so that collectively the beautiful and unassailable Biafra poem would be finished. With the public showing of Achebe’s personal narrative of the Biafran story, the stars have aligned and the last rituals for Okigbo’s and the other heroes of Biafra’s final passage to glory begin.

On few occasions Achebe stated that the trouble with Nigeria is mostly bad leadership. Achebe is one of the brightest minds and greatest thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Achebe lived through Nigeria, Biafra and then Nigeria and knows the truth. Achebe is bold and tough as nail but on those occasions Achebe the infallible god inadvertently massaged the ego of the Nigerian country by trying to be politically correct as mere mortals do. But Achebe has transcended the elemental foibles of mere mortals. Achebe since had ascended that realm in his native Igbo culture, where after someone has washed his tongue, he cannot lie. So in his usually clear and mesmerizing language as he told his personal story in his book, There Was a Country he redeemed himself. Achebe knows the truth which is that the real trouble with Nigeria is because it is a badly structured country. The trouble with Nigeria is the terrible incongruent cultural mixture of peoples without common interests and aspiration. Achebe knows that his Biafran country succeeded not because of the type of leadership for Nigeria that he spoke about on those occasions. Achebe’s Biafra succeeded because of the structural make up of that country which in turn produced the excellent leadership that Achebe and his fellow Biafrans witnessed and participated in.

When we talk about how to build a successful country we are thankfully not subjected to the difficult dilemma of trying to prove if the egg came before the chicken or the chicken before the egg. In a succeeding country, a good structure most of the time gives birth to good leadership. A bad structure or system has always produced bad leadership. This is the trouble with Nigeria.

Achebe’s Biafra did not need five hundred years to succeed as many Nigerianists have always argued that what is needed for Nigeria to work is time. One year was enough for Achebe and the rest of his people to make Biafra work. There was no need and luxury of time for them to wait. Achebe’s Biafra either worked or did not work in a space of one year. In Achebe’s Biafra they had a common aspiration and dreamed together. But in Nigeria there are too many dreams and everyone is dreaming to the exclusion of their neighbor. So, Achebe’s Biafra remains the only alternative that will still be.

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe in his blog, calls Obafemi Awolowo’s edifices “a fast crumbling edifice” in his answer to the irrational Awoist critics of Achebe’s recent memoir. Obafemi Awolowo left behind an enormous and tremendous edifice. Awolowo was a great Nigerian who gave the country the best he got. Because of Awolowo’s gallant efforts and those of others like Yakubu Gowon Nigeria survived the first threat by Biafra to divide it. Partly thanks to Awolowo, Nigeria still stands today as a united country. On the whole Awolowo built up huge personal and national edifices but Ekwe-Ekwe describes those intimidating edifices as fast crumbling in the space of very little time, why? Many critical analysts of Awolowo and Nigeria have concluded that this is so because Awolowo’s and Nigeria’s edifices were built on falsehood and genocides and they cannot stand, as a result. Nigeria is already a collapsed house of cards and the debris will need to be cleaned out to enable the new Achebe’s country to be.

Biafra was a republic; a democratic country. Decisions were taken collectively. Even the decision to declare the country as free and independent from Nigeria was taken after so many consultations and the unanimous agreement by all the provinces that were in the old Eastern Region. This is why Emeka Ojukwu the then head of state of Biafra is never synonymous with Biafra. Biafra was the entire people of Eastern Region and Ojukwu was just an individual who played creditably his own part. The people that ran Biafra were the best minds and Achebe is preeminent among them. In the midst of fire and great tribulations they created Biafra and made it work. This is why Nigeria’s failure pains Achebe especially. In Achebe’s heart of hearts he knows that Nigeria would have worked if. . .

Yes, there was a country and will still be the Biafran country. As always Achebe wrote honestly and sincerely and wrote only facts and truth. But would there be no detractors just because Achebe belongs in the category of great men and women of character and integrity of all time? That will be unrealistic to contemplate. Detractors who envy and with passion attack Achebe viciously for his audacity to choose freedom and independence over slavery, human indignity and crime against humanity as visited on him and his people, abound. They are many that attack without countering the facts of Achebe’s testaments on Obafemi Awolowo’s, Anthony Enahoro’s, Yakubu Gowon’s and Britain’s Harold Wilson’s genocidal devastations of Biafra. Like court jesters the attackers risk self-ridicule in the face of incontestable facts. But what difference does that make, anyway? Achebe was in the Biafra of the 1960s and sacrificially dodged bullets and endured the hunger for a better tomorrow for the next generation of his people. Achebe in horror witnessed and endured the pain of losing two Achebes, friends like Okigbo and a host of others to Nigeria’s extreme hatred, intolerance and genocide.

Though very painful but Achebe and others never regretted those sacrifices; they gave their lives for the generation of Achebe’s children and those after them. For Biafrans of Achebe’s era no sacrifice was too much.

Some of Achebe’s Nigerian critics have called him a Biafran in Nigerian cloak. How apt and true. No one that experienced Achebe’s Biafra, even for a day, ever renounced their citizenship of that country. In fact, every one of Achebe’s people ceased from being Nigerians and renounced their citizenship of Nigeria forever, since May 30, 1967. The late poet and dramatist Esiaba Irobi said it even better when he described himself as a Biafran citizen on exile in Nigeria.

Achebe has been through very hot crucibles defending and working his Biafran country. Even if they were throwing flames, Achebe will not be bothered with the present puny egg-throwers in their desperate attempt to soil his sparkling image. Achebe’s position as the eagle on the peak of the tallest iroko around is secured and Lilliputians at the foot of the tree can try every antic in their bag of tricks.

The bottom line is: For Achebe and the rest of his people, they know that there was genocide and there was a Biafran country. Achebe is the most credible narrator and he has clearly and emphatically said that, in part, because there was genocide then his people were compelled to work towards establishing their own country from 1967.

Now, to the consternation of Achebe’s critics the world finally accepts, from the testimony of a most dependable witness, that there was genocide in Biafra and there was a Biafran country. That is the first step. The next one is to call the perpetrators of Achebe’s people killers to the tribunal so that the world, our world can be made safer through the execution of remedial justice and the process of collective global accountability. That has been done before.

Osita Ebiem reports.

*Photo Caption - Chinua Achebe

  [ Masterweb Reports ] - My Dear Ndi Anambra, I address you today with a deep sense of gratitude to God and a profound appreciation of your support in 2012. We thank God for seeing all of us through various challenges last year. All our achievements which were recorded within the ambience of peace and political stability last year, were possible because you gave unflinching support to our adopted vision of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, being pursued through the.....Read More.
*Photo Caption - Governor Peter Obi

 [ Masterweb Reports. ] - Since the inception of the fourth republic in 1999, Governors have been the subject of intense speculation and debate whenever they disappear from official and other public functions. As the year tails to an end, a serious call for concern is the plight of some state governors that have been missing in action for the past few months. Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua spent most of his tenure governing Katsina state from various hospital bed in Europe, unknown to people of Katsina, till he was foisted on Nigerians by Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007 as President. He lost his battle with his health in 2010. Crisis was averted when....... Read More. 

*Photo Above - Late President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria at a Muslim prayer session in Abuja on September 29, 2009.

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - When the Obi administration in Anambra State took the momentous decision to revert the management of erstwhile mission/voluntary agency schools to their initial proprietors, quite a number of people and organizations received the news with mixed feelings. Even as perceptive observers believed it was a measure in the right direction, some others looked on in blissful ignorance. Easily more vociferous were the self-styled commentators who condemned the decision without even the benefit of the finer details. “Why hand over those schools to “private” proprietors who would fleece the parents/guardians and engage...... Read More. 
*Photo Caption - Governor Peter Obi